“Offerings of a Silk Merchant”
Pastel on Watercolor Paper
24 x 18 in.


Tiny shops often have the most delightful treasures. This painting was inspired by a small shop I frequented when living in Manhattan which carried buttons and fine trims with gold embroidery.
Awards: People’s Choice and 3rd Best in Show
            Austin Pastel Society Annual Juried Members Only Competition 2010
Exhibitions for “Offerings of a Silk Merchant”:
            World of Art Showcase – Las Vegas 2012
            The East Gallery, Breckenridge Fine Art Center – Breckenridge, Texas 2012
            2e Congrẻs Europẻen des Pastellistes in St. Florent le Vieil, France 2011
            Austin Pastel Society Annual Juried Members Only Competition 2010
About the Artist:
Influenced by Masters of their craft: Da Vinci, Moroni, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Rubens; D.K. Richardson endeavors to breathe a feeling of “Life” into her subjects regardless of the medium. She is known for her unique and detailed pastel work. Strong composition, color, and expression hold viewers fascinated with the painting’s life-like appearance.
Recent Achievements:
“The Shaman” recently exhibited in Madrid, Spain. “The Babylonian Woman”, worked with a verdaccio oil underpainting and glazing technique, has exhibited in Texas, Sweden, Lithuania, Romania, Italy, Spain, and France.  “Once a Queen – Twice Exiled”, verdaccio underpainting with color glazes exhibits at the Galerie Artes in Paris in May of 2015. Finalist in the 2013/2014, 2012/2013, and 2011/2012 ARC International Salons; Richardson has been honored with two Best of Show winners in the Austin Pastel Society competitions; Certificate of Excellence 2013 Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition;

Richardson is an active member of the Portrait Society of America, and IN3 International Artists Incentive. Native to Texas, she resides in Austin.
D.K. Richardson   |   830-928-3393   |   [email protected]   |   www.dkrichardson-artist.com  

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